Werner Heisenberg Quote

However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified features of atomic physics can only be acquired by foregoing visualization and objectification to an extent greater than that customary hitherto. We have probably no reason to regret this, because the thought of the great epistemological difficulties with which the visual atom concept of earlier physics had to contend gives us the hope that the abstracter atomic physics developing at present will one day fit more harmoniously into the great edifice of Science.


The Development of Quantum Mechanics (1933)

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However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified...

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However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified...

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However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified...

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However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified...